VICTORIA – Mounties have arrested eight extra individuals camped close to old-growth forest logging areas west of Victoria.
RCMP say in a launch that seven of the individuals they arrested Saturday have been in violation of an injunction ordering them off the land within the Fairy Creek space.
They are saying the eighth particular person is accused of assaulting police.
Police say two of these arrested have been minors.
In the meantime, opponents of the old-growth logging say they ended their week-long starvation strike on Saturday, although they didn’t get to satisfy with British Columbia Premier John Horgan or federal Surroundings Minister Jonathan Wilkinson as requested.
However Extinction Rise up spokesman Zain Haq says he and the opposite two starvation strikers have been joyful to obtain a name from the chief of B.C.’s Inexperienced get together, Sonia Furstenau.
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Earlier this month, the B.C. authorities authorized the request of three Vancouver Island First Nations who wished old-growth logging deferred of their territories for 2 years, however the protests are persevering with.
The RCMP started imposing a B.C. Supreme Courtroom injunction ordering the elimination of blockades and protesters at a number of websites on Could 17.
They’ve up to now arrested 254 individuals who they are saying are violating the injunction.
Activists say little of the most effective old-growth forests stay in B.C. and Fairy Creek is the final unprotected, intact valley on southern Vancouver Island.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed June 20, 2021.